First Published: June 11, 2010… Last Updated: June 11, 2020
This Cajun Chicken Pasta is a copycat recipe from Chili’s menu. Bite sized pieces of chicken are coated with cajun seasoning along with some garlic and umami powder (or seasoned salt) then simmered in heavy cream with peppers, onions and mushrooms then tossed with cooked pasta.
This make at home take out pasta dish is rich and delicious and a perfect celebration recipe to keep on hand. Cajun Chicken Pasta is quick and easy comfort food at its finest!
All it takes is a little cream and pasta to make Grumpy happy!
As most of you know by now, Grumpy is and always has been a picky eater. He always complains about me making chicken whenever it is on the menu. He would rather see fish or red meat on the table.
Most of the time I don’t give him a choice. Since I am the cook, I just make what I want. And, that is exactly what I did when I made this Cajun Chicken Pasta. I didn’t even bother to tell him what I was making and just made it and put his portion in the microwave until he was ready to eat it.
After he finally decided to eat dinner, I asked him what he thought. I thought this dish was absolutely delicious and ate every bit of my portion. He actually gave me a thumbs up on the dish, so this is a definite winner to try.
What you need to make this Cajun Chicken Pasta
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6ouncesdried bow tie pastacooked according to package
3/4poundchicken tenderscut bite sized pieces
1/2cupdiced red bell pepper
1/3cupdiced green bell pepper
2green onionsthinly sliced
1cupheavy whipping cream
5small leaves fresh basilcut into small pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
[mv_schema_meta name="Season the chicken"]Place the chicken pieces in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle the cajun seasoning, umami seasoning, and garlic powder over top of the chicken and toss. [mv_img id="24911"]
[mv_schema_meta name="Cook the chicken"]Heat the butter over medium high heat in a non stick skillet until hot. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook for 4 minutes, or until no longer pink, stirring often. [mv_img id="24903"]
[mv_schema_meta name="Add vegetables"]Add the red bell pepper, green bell pepper, mushrooms and green onions. Cook and stir for 3 minutes. [mv_img id="24904"]
[mv_schema_meta name="Make the sauce"]Stir in the heavy cream. Add the salt and pepper if using. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, until heavy cream has begun to reduce. [mv_img id="24905"]
[mv_schema_meta name="garnish and serve"]Stir in pasta bow ties and sprinkle with fresh basil. Stir to combine. Garnish with more fresh basil when ready to serve, if desired. [mv_img id="24906"]
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
Welcome! I'm Shelby, author of Grumpy's Honeybunch. I have been sharing family favorite recipes since 2007. I started the Keto Diet in October 2017 and since then I have been creating Keto ... read more
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